On Thursday of this week, I attended a rather momentous event that I had been eagerly anticipating for months. To be honest, finding the right dress and shoes and putting my whole look together was more than a little exhausting, but I had the most amazing time and would give anything to go back to the evening.
Admittedly, by the end of the night it was difficult to walk due to 4 straight hours of dancing in heels and my hair was looking slightly worse for wear... But it was the small details that brought the entire outfit together and kept me feeling confident all night.
When planning my purchases and deciding what I needed to buy, I totally discarded the idea of doing my nails myself; thinking it would just be easiest to go to the salon and have a professional do them properly (bearing in mind I had never expressed an interest in my nails before). However, as I walked around Boots (my favourite "drugstore") I found myself in the nail section gazing slightly bewildered at the selection of press-on to acrylic nail sets before me.
I immediately decided that I wanted to have a go at creating my own manicure... And this is where I discovered Nailene full cover nails.
I chose to purchase the oval shaped nails as I decided this would be best suited to my hands and current style. A set of 200 nails came to a grand total of £8.49, which is a huge bargain when compared with the £25 I would have paid for acrylics at the salon.
Not only were these nails cheap, but they were incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is make sure your natural nails are clean, then gently buff them and apply the full cover nails using the glue provided. They are also extremely easy to trim and file, although I opted to keep mine at their original length as they were already perfect for me.
After applying the false nails it was time to paint them. I chose a light pink
shade as it complimented my dress (the exact polish being Sinful Colours' "easy going"). In total, these nails lasted just over a week but I believe they could last a while longer with a little extra care.
I can 100%, whole-heartedly say that I have been converted to the false nail hype. I will most definitely be re-purchasing these false nails due to their simple instructions and low price. If anything, the only problem I have with the nails is that half of them are too big for my fingers... But with that being said I have often been called out on my small hands; being referred to as both Chipmunk and Elf-hands on several occasions. I would recommend these little-tips to anyone looking for a cute at home mani and would give them a rating of 8.5/10.
Do you have any favourite nail products?